BOSTON — Michael Cammalleri and Mathieu Darche scored in the first 2:20 to lead Montreal to a 3-1 victory over the Bruins on Saturday and give the Canadiens a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal.
Boston is 0-26 in playoff series after losing the first two games. It played without captain Zdeno Chara, who was scratched after being hospitalized overnight with dehydration.
The loss was Boston's sixth in a row in the playoffs dating to last season, which ended with four straight losses to the Flyers in the East semifinals. The Bruins were booed off the ice after the first and second periods. "Let's be honest. Our team has not played at all close to the way we can," coach Claude Julien said.
First Period—1, Montreal, Cammalleri 1 (Wisniewski), :43. 2, Montreal, Darche 1 (Cammalleri), 2:20 (pp). Penalties—Seidenberg, Bos (interference), 2:14; Hamrlik, Mon (roughing), 10:09; Horton, Bos (roughing), 10:24; Gill, Mon (cross-checking), 19:27.
Second Period—3, Boston, Bergeron 1 (Marchand, Recchi), 7:38. 4, Montreal, Weber 1 (Eller, Hamrlik), 17:21. Penalties—Lucic, Bos (high-sticking), 4:34; Wisniewski, Mon, minor-major (charging, fighting), 12:23; Hnidy, Bos, major (fighting), 12:23.
Third Period—None. Penalties—Subban, Mon (tripping), 3:20. Shots on Goal—Montreal 8-15-3—26. Boston 15-9-11—35. Power-play opportunities—Montreal 1 of 3; Boston 0 of 4. Goalies—Montreal, Price 2-0-0 (35 shots-34 saves). Boston, Thomas 0-2-0 (26-23).
Flyers outlast Sabres
PHILADELPHIA — The Flyers held on for a 5-4 win over the Sabres to even their East quarterfinal at one in a game that had six goals, almost 30 penalty minutes and three goalies in the first period alone.
The teams finished with a combined 54 penalty minutes. "I think we did get a little bit too jacked up," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said.
First Period—1, Phila., Giroux 1 (Timonen, Coburn), 4:00. 2, Buffalo, Vanek 1 (Gragnani, Pominville), 6:43 (pp). 3, Phila., Carcillo 1 (Versteeg, Carle), 7:20. 4, Buffalo, Vanek 2 (Stafford, Connolly), 9:43 (pp). 5, Buffalo, Sekera 1 (Kaleta), 12:30. 6, Phila., van Riemsdyk 1 (Giroux, Meszaros), 13:14. Penalties—Hartnell, Phi (roughing), 4:14; Timonen, Phi (hooking), 5:52; Gaustad, Buf, major (fighting), 6:45; Kaleta, Buf (roughing), 6:45; Briere, Phi (roughing), 6:45; Hartnell, Phi, major (fighting), 6:45; Powe, Phi (cross-checking), 9:06; Sekera, Buf (interference), 10:18; Gerbe, Buf, served by Vanek, double minor (roughing), 16:02; Giroux, Phi (roughing), 16:02; Myers, Buf (interference), 16:45.
Second Period—7, Phila., Leino 1 (Timonen, Meszaros), 13:36 (pp). 8, Phila., Briere 1 (Hartnell, Carle), 15:27. Penalties—Myers, Buf (tripping), 2:57; Buffalo bench, served by Vanek (too many men), 5:18; Carter, Phi (hooking), 7:13; Pominville, Buf (tripping), 8:01; Gaustad, Buf (holding stick), 9:22; Montador, Buf (tripping), 12:25; Kaleta, Buf (roughing), 15:39; Phila. bench, served by Carcillo (too many men), 17:30.
Third Period—9, Buffalo, McCormick 1 (Niedermayer, Grier), 6:12. Penalties—Meszaros, Phi (slashing), :10; Timonen, Phi (tripping), 4:03; Timonen, Phi (delay of game), 6:21; Sekera, Buf (high-sticking), 9:02. Shots on Goal—Buffalo 10-8-10—28. Phila. 13-11-10—34. Power-play opportunities—Buffalo 2 of 8; Phila. 1 of 10. Goalies—Buffalo, Miller 1-1-0 (34 shots-29 saves). Phila., Bobrovsky (7-4), Boucher 1-0-0 (12:30 first, 21-20).
Datsyuk leads Wings
DETROIT — Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and two assists — one of the latter on a between-the-legs shot that set up a goal — and the Red Wings held on for a 4-3 win over the Coyotes to take a 2-0 lead in their West quarterfinal.
Datsyuk's trick shot in the first was saved. Darren Helm scored on the rebound. "It was a stupid thing. It worked, though," Datsyuk said. "Maybe next time, I try more easy way to score."
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First Period—1, Detroit, Datsyuk 2 (Lidstrom, Bertuzzi), 10:42 (pp). 2, Detroit, Rafalski 2 (Datsyuk, Holmstrom), 15:50 (pp). 3, Detroit, Helm 1 (Datsyuk, Lidstrom), 19:01. Penalties—Boedker, Pho (interference), 5:35; Hanzal, Pho, served by Boedker (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:59; Cleary, Det (roughing), 9:59; V.Filppula, Det (interference), 13:06; Whitney, Pho (interference), 13:36; Rozsival, Pho (slashing), 15:23.
Second Period—4, Detroit, Holmstrom 1 (V.Filppula, Datsyuk), 1:11. 5, Phoenix, Vrbata 2 (Doan, Yandle), 7:02 (pp). Penalties—Cleary, Det (elbowing), 6:46; Klesla, Pho (cross-checking), 7:52; V.Filppula, Det (interference), 7:55; Helm, Det (boarding), 11:05; Doan, Pho (roughing), 18:31; Franzen, Det (roughing), 18:31.
Third Period—6, Phoenix, Doan 1 (Yandle, Vrbata), 5:49 (pp). 7, Phoenix, Doan 2 (Yandle, Vrbata), 8:37 (pp). Penalties—Bertuzzi, Det (slashing), 5:27; Franzen, Det (cross-checking), 6:38; Helm, Det (interference), 6:47. Shots on Goal—Phoenix 8-14-11—33. Detroit 9-12-10—31. Power-play opportunities—Phoenix 3 of 7; Detroit 2 of 5. Goalies—Phoenix, Bryzgalov 0-2-0 (31 shots-27 saves). Detroit, Howard 2-0-0 (33-30).
Ducks' Ryan suspended two games: Top-line forward Bobby Ryan was suspended for two games by the league for stomping on Predator Jonathan Blum's foot during a puck battle in Friday's 5-3 Ducks win. No penalty was called; Blum wasn't hurt. League disciplinarian Colin Campbell called Ryan's move "reckless and dangerous." Ryan will miss tonight's Game 3 and Game 4; the series is tied at one. He said he didn't agree with the ban but "I'll be a good teammate and move forward."